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Emilias Return Lakefront Estate Weddings

Barrys Bay, Ontario View map
2 to 1000 Guests

About

Four waterfront venues ideally suited for country, vineyard, lakefront or beach themed weddings. The entire property is surrounded by six hundred and fifty manicured cedar trees, providing complete privacy. In the summer the properties additionally have a 5,000 square foot sandbar covered by 6-18 inches of water that can comfortably seat up to 200 people for those parties that absolutely must have their feet in the sand and the water. Cannabis and kosher friendly weddings are welcome.

Facilities and capacity

Venue 1 - Emilias Return Waterfront Beach House

Emilia's Return is a 4-season, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom luxury beach house that sleeps up to 10 guests. Overlooking the water is a 1,600 square foot deck that is level with the surrounding grass making it very safe for children and the elderly as there is no stepping up or down to access the entire proprty. The deck extends to a large grassy area perfect for an open air wedding or tent wedding. The bridal suite includes a jet tub sauna, a private entrance to the lakefront and creekside. A sand path leads gently down to the beach, the water, the dock and the sandbar. Emilias return includes parking suitable for up to 20 vehicles. Overflow parking and valet parking is available for up to another 300 vehicles. Suitable for indoor wedding sizes up to 60 people, tented wedding sizes up to 150 people, outdoor wedding sizes up to 200 people.

Venue 2 - Ethans Landing Waterfront Acreage with High Ceiling, Rustic Wood Building on Concrete Floor

Ethans Landing is 2,295 square feet (dimensions 51 x 45), wooden construction, concrete floor, rustic interior wood, with 4 roll-up garage doors leading to 2 acres of grass covered tree-surrounded waterfront property. The cedars outside of the entrance have been formed into six semi circles facing the water for approximately 50 guests to enjoy adirondack chairs, campfires and seated meals. The venue has paved roads to the entrance. Suitable for indoor wedding sizes up to 150 people, tented wedding sizes up to 2,000 people, outdoor wedding sizes up to 3,000 people.

Venue 3 - Gracies Turn of the Century Mill and Waterfront Acreage

Gracie's is a turn of the century mill constructed in the late 1800's with 12 inch thick walls, authentic original doors, and metal beams throughout. The building is 2,880 square feet (dimensions 36 x 80) with concrete floor. Outside the venue is 2 acres of grass, hundreds of manicured cedar trees, a large tree swing, and complete privacy on the shores of the waterfront property. The cedars outside of the entrance have been formed into six semi circles facing the water for approximately 50 guests to enjoy adirondack chairs, campfires and seated meals. The venue has paved roads to the entrance. Suitable for indoor wedding sizes up to 120 people, tented wedding sizes up to 2,000 people, outdoor wedding sizes up to 3,000 people.

Venue 4 - Creekside Waterfront

Creekside Waterfront is 2 lakefront grassy acres, completely level and with access to the large sandbar that seats up to 200 people. Creekside Acres is suitable for open air or tent weddings along the tree-line creek front and the lakefront. The venue has paved roads to the entrance. Suitable for tented wedding sizes up to 1,000 people. Suitable for outdoor wedding sizes up to 2,000 people.

Services offered

Catering is available from a selection of local partners. They recommend considering a locally produced farm organic menu. Bar service is available from a selection of local partners. All of the properties are flat, well treed, private, and very well suited to tent weddings directly on the waterfront. Please contact for details relating to tent rentals. Chairs, tables, barbeque equipment, dance floors and everything needed for the ceremony and reception are also available.

Highlights

Type

Beach, farm, historic, mansion, manor, marina

Style

Country, eclectic, garden, nautical, rustic, vintage, waterfront

Event Services

Accommodations, bridal suite, cake, catering / bar, clean up, event rentals, liability insurance, outside vendors, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$1,558

Plated Service (per head)

$40

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3 spaces - house, 2 buildings, and large estate grounds

What kind of settings are available?

Covered outdoor
Indoor
Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail reception
Dessert
Family style
French service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash bar
Champagne toast
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Limited bar
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Outside alcohol
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Aisle runners
Chair covers
Dance floor
Furniture
Chairs
Tables
Tent accessories
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Flatware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair access

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$367

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,974

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Parking

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$30

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$25

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?

$15

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake cutting

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartenders
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Meet the Team

Jill
Jill
Property Manager

My background is in tourism, hospitality and event marketing. I love making people feel welcome, hosting large events and the excitement of making it all come together in a very fun way.

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137 Lakeshore Drive K0J 1B0 Barrys Bay (Ontario)

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